What You Should Know:
– Jasper Health launched today as the first end-to-end care experience that navigates, connects, and provides actionable insights throughout the cancer journey for individuals with cancer, their caregivers, and providers.
– Jasper combines an easy-to-navigate user interface with leading oncology support to help guide Jasper Members and caregivers through the myriad of challenges that arise post-diagnosis. United by a team of digital health experts, specialized oncology social workers, and leading providers, Jasper Health is focused on transforming the lives of those with cancer. Jasper was conceived of and launched by Redesign Health, a mission-driven company creation platform focused on transforming the healthcare industry.
– As part of the official launch, Jasper raised $6.75M in seed funding, co-led by 7wireVentures and Redesign Health, allowing the company to continue its deep support for Members and caregivers, and build out the expansion of its offering to provide services for partners in the healthcare system. 7wireVentures co-founder and Managing Partner Lee Shapiro also joins Jasper’s board of directors.
Smart Care Platform for Cancer Care
1.8 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year. It’s an emotional and complicated process that no one is prepared for. Jasper will be offered as a platform working with health plans, employers and health systems to better serve those who are experiencing the challenges of cancer care and its associated costs. Jasper will be engaging with health systems and health plans who are looking to connect their healthcare professionals directly to a powerful, patient-centric experience. This connected care coordination will better enable people to get the care they need — leading to improved adherence, fewer unexpected days in the hospital, better outcomes, and, as a result, reduced costs for those at risk for the cost of care.
The AI-driven care navigation platform connects Members to health professionals and their extended care teams. The company currently leverages live video and asynchronous chat capabilities to connect Jasper Care Guides with Members throughout their treatment journey and survivorship. Jasper also offers tools for people to manage appointments, report symptoms and side effects, and receive personalized recommendations and curated content tailored for their unique stage of treatment. Integration with other services such as transportation, family care, financial assistance, nutritional guidance, mental health support, and ongoing wellness will soon be offered to Members and their loved ones.
Jasper takes a 360-degree approach, considering the emotional, wellness, social, and tactical needs of individuals, informed by the ongoing collection of real time data, to vastly improve the experience at each phase of their cancer journey. By leveraging both technology and human interaction, Jasper ensures Members will have access to the right information at the right time.
In addition, former CVS Health Executive, Adam Pellegrini, has joined as Jasper’s CEO and co-founder. Adam brings over two decades of experience in the digital health space, developing next generation products, programs, and service offerings at CVS, Fitbit, Walgreens, Microsoft, and the American Cancer Society. Jasper also named Greg Orr as Chief Commercial & Product Officer. Orr joins from Walgreens Boots Alliance where he was Vice President of Digital Health. Both Pellegrini and Orr bring a deep digital health expertise in creating solutions to empower people to lead healthier lives.
“Our key objective is to support founders who are enabling a more Informed, Connected Health Consumer and Jasper Health aligns perfectly with our values,” said Shapiro. “The platform demonstrates a better path forward for cancer care by leveraging technology to better address and solve its Members’ challenges. Ultimately, Jasper empowers individuals by equipping them with resources and information to be stewards of their own health and care journey.”